Our Family History and Ancestry


The Genealogy of the Kirchheimer and Grossman families

Welcome to my family history website. It contains information about my family and that of my husband, David A. Grossman.

This website was developed after I had spent more than ten years researching the family of my father, Otto Kirchheimer. That resulted in my book, The Kirchheimer Family: from Baden to the Wider World, published in 2011. All of the genealogical data presented in the book is also shown on this site, together with some recent additions.

In addition, this website contains my continuing research on:

  • My mother, Hilde Rosenfeld, and her family.
  • My husbandís family, both on the Grossman and Newman sides.

The Kirchheimers mostly stem from Baden, Germany. My motherís family came largely from Silesia, Posen and West Prussia. The Grossmans and Davidís motherís family came mainly from Western Russia and the Ukraine.

You can search the database below or browse surnames. You can search through a complete list of surnames or places. 
 Photos, documents and stories are being attached to individuals on an ongoing basis.

Every attempt has been made to protect information about living persons, beyond their names, based on my knowledge of birth and/or death dates. If you see any information on someone you believe to be still alive, please let me know. Any information or corrections are welcome as well as any photos or documents that you would like to share.If you would like access to information on living near relatives, please register and we will determine wo which branch you should get access. If you have any qestions of comments about the information on this site, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

I am indebted to the many relatives, near and far, for contributing data, research, insights, and stories of their ancestors.

Hanna K. Grossman

If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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